Happy New Year everyone! Well - a belated Happy New Year anyway as it's almost February already - crikey! I hope everyone had a chance to tinker with their favourite vintage computers over the Christmas period.

Not ROMX related, but I was able to get some repair work done, which was good. One rep...

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It's been nine months since this blog has been updated - my apologies! I've just been flat out at my day job, leaving little energy left to work on new projects. That workload is easing, and I'm hoping 2023 will be a productive year for JD Micro.

There have been a few products worked on during 202...

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Presenting ROMXc+

Packaging

This was an interesting one from the perspective of figuring out how to tap into the ROMEN signal on pin 20 of the MMU. Our solution was the flex cable, which seems to work very well (let's see what the Beta testers think when they tackle the installation).

Top

Here is a snippe...

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A fresh batch of ROMXc+ straight out of the oven, sitting in the stencil printer to cool. The stencil printer is a relatively recent aquisition and uses frameless stencils (which are much cheaper to ship!). It works well and we're getting some really good solder paste prints. In that panel just on...

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Well into February already - crikey. Time flies! We received the flex cables - shown below with a 16 pin DIP package for scale :

Flex

Quite small! The flex is 0.15mm thickness and is hard gold plated. Since an IC pin is roughly 0.25mm(ish) in thickness, the socket stretch is very minimal with both th...

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